National Public Works Week 2008 Celebrations

In 2008, Brampton’s Works & Transportation Department took pride in celebrating with fellow staff, politicians, and Brampton residents showing everyone that “The Future is Now”.

Commissioner's Relay Challenge

Commissioner's Relay
  • Works & Transportation Commissioner Tom Mulligan challenged his fellow Commissioners to a relay challenge.
  • Team members performed numerous activities, such as filling a pothole, while racing around the course on tricycles.
  • Over $700 was raised for the United Way of Peel Region during this event.


Bus Pull Competition 

  • 18 teams faced off against one another to see which group could pull the bus in the fastest time.
  • Over $190 in entry fees were raised for the United Way of Peel Region.
  • The trophy was proudly brought back home to the Works & Transportation Department.
Bus Pull Competition

Equipment Display at Shoppers World Mall

  • To raise public awareness of public works services, Works & Transportation staff set up various types of equipment within the parking lot of Shoppers World Mall, including a snowplow, street sweeper, backhoe and loader.
  • The public could sit on the equipment and have their picture taken for a small donation to the United Way of Peel Region.


Ecological Tour of Maitland Park

  • Elementary school students were given an ecological tour of Maitland Park, exploring how the City of Brampton, in partnership with the Toronto Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) had naturalized the park.
  • Students also participated in building birdhouses to be placed in areas throughout the park.
Maitland Park Tour


Careers in Public Works Presentations 

  • Representatives from Works & Transportation visited area high school to talk to students about careers in public works.
  • Our speakers provided an overview of the various skills and qualifications required for a career in public works.


Tours of the Williams Parkway Public Works Yard 

  • Grade 1 and 2 students were given a tour of Brampton’s public works yard and new transit Sandalwood facility.
  • Staff led them through the yard showing them displays of various work activities such as asphalt paving, storm sewers, and backhoes.
  • Tour guides educated the students on each how the equipment is used and the operator's duties. 
Yard Tour



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